It was a few years ago that a Greek-American archaeological team made a startling discovery – they found the oldest indications of seafaring and navigation in the world, in an area called Plakia on Crete Island in Greece.
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It was initially believed that the earliest boats were log rafts with sails made of animal skins sewn together and lashed to a tree limb to catch the wind.
However, experts on early nautical history have said that the ancient mariners would have required something much studier to make the distance between North Africa and Crete.
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